I am amazed at the love of Jesus. He loves us regardless of skin color, sexual orientation, gender, height, weight, religion or whatever. He loves us in spite of all the senseless things we do. He just simply loves us.
I am sure for many ritual is key to their feeling a closeness or connectedness with their faith. I understand as humans we sometimes need help in feeling anything. Life can tend to numb us from experiencing anything outside our norm.
It might be in the ritual, we are pulled back into the spiritual experience we so desperately miss. The difficulty in needing ritual to feel close and connected with some higher power, is the ritual may not be handy when circumstance dictates the need.
That is the beauty of an abiding in Jesus. He does not need to be conjured up. He is there to assist and abide in you as life plays out in unbelievable seasons. It is in Jesus we live life to the fullness with an ever present awareness of His power and strength encompassed with His love for each of His children. It is the abiding…
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”~Jesus